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About Ishiba Ryokan

Description

Renovated in 1970, the Ishiba Ryokan guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Hirosaki for business or pleasure. Only 30km away, this 3-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, United Church of Christ in Japan Hirosaki Church, Hirosaki Catholic Church, The Aomori Bank Memorial Hall are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Hirosaki hotel. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, restaurant, bicycle rental.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide air conditioning, heating, telephone, television, toiletries to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Ishiba Ryokan the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Hirosaki.
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Features

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurant(s)

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking area

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 864 JPY
Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 2km
Distance to Airport: 30km
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 18
Reception Open Until: 08:00 PM
Room Voltage: 100
Year Hotel Built: 1879
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 1970
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Verified traveler reviews

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Excellent



  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for Money 8.6
  • Food/Dining 7.3
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JOVIN L. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in August 2016
Awesome nostalgic feel with great service
Excellent service as staff was going out of the way to drive me to train station at 6.30am since bus frequency was scarce. Great nostalgic feel, but may not be suitable for those with large luggages and problem with steep stairways.
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Bernie L. from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in July 2016
if you would like to have traditional Japan house experience, this is the best choice.
excellent to have a experience of traditional Japan living house, feel back to Edo era.
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Karl E. from Germany
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in April 2016
Authentic ryokan experience
Nice big room, hot bath in the evening and morning, fascinating building. When the lady of the house comes with you to the room and kneels down to prepare a cup of tea you know you arrived at a traditional ryokan. I was quite tired the evening I arrived so I may have missed out on some information and service, I particularly regret that I didn't book breakfast for the morning to make the ryokan experience more rounded, by the time I thought of it, it was too late.
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Lindsay B. from Philippines
Groups
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
The Best Place to Stay in Hirosaki
We had a wonderful experience in Ishiba Ryokan. The room is very neat and the warm and very attentive nature of our Host made us feel very comfortable. We also loved the welcome drink and the breakfast! Staying in Ishiba Ryokan is one of the best ways to experience a glimpse of Japan's historical and beautiful past while still enjoying the amenities of modern times. I highly recommend this place and we are truly grateful to the host who also generously shared information to make our stay in Hirosaki more enjoyable.
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Hoi Y. from Hong Kong
Couples
Stayed one night in January 2016
Very friendly owner
The owner was very friendly and introduce us to places in the city. The whole building is in traditional Japanese style I most enjoyed.
Reviewed January 23, 2016

remi P. from France
Couples
Stayed one night in October 2015
Vintage traditional ryokan, next to Hirosaki park
location, ryokan, staff
The manager was wonderful to drive us to a local restaurant run for decades. He also drove us to the train station the following day, advised us on planning our day. The ryokan is old which enhances that vintage feeling, traditional wood everywhere, you can feel you are staying in an historical place. A great experience, recommended.
Reviewed November 16, 2015

Hiu L. from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in November 2015
Japanese traditional feeling
Traditional building, Convenient to Hirosaki City, Good English speaking hotel master
Comfortable and tidy room, Good view of red leaves in the garden from my room with private bath.
Reviewed November 08, 2015

Mak M. from Hong Kong
Families with older children
Stayed one night in September 2015
Highly recommend!
Historical, clean and comfortable
Highly recommend!It was a highlight of my family trip. The hostel itself is amazing. Full of historical things. You can imagine the old time in Japan. Food were yummy.
Reviewed October 05, 2015

Wakeling C. from Australia
Couples
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
Logos of Aomori's Asymmetrical Delights
Ishiba | Singular Decor | Memories
Ishiba Ryokan is precisely the reason why you might stay in accommodation of a kind different to a standard hotel. The accommodation itself is living history of Hirosaki, itself a lively hub of Aomori cultural history. The ryokan is a stroll away from the castle and its gardens, a jaunt away from the city centre, the small bars and lanes. But every ryokan, unlike a hotel, is run by people you will meet face to face, who will accommodate you. This younger generation Ishiba, the present face of the ryokan, offers that rare invitation into a history which as a traveller can only be scratched at otherwise. There are Edo period dolls in the foyer, a part-sculpted, part self-flourishing garden visible from the halls, a authentic tatami rooms. The interior is laid out like a labyrinth. Read the story about the genealogical heritage of the place on the ryokan's website to begin. Visit Aomori if only to visit Ishiba Ryokan. My wife and I will certainly return.
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Poontharik P. from Thailand
Groups
Stayed one night in July 2015
great place
location, atmosphere, staff
Short stay but very satisfied.
Reviewed July 29, 2015



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